Hi thanks for this. The council offer is absolutely adamant that the extra regulations apply as she saysit applies for any property with 3 or more living in it. I have asked her the documentation that shows that stipulation as its not line with the policy you have shared and that is on the gov.uk website but she still says i must comply.
Is there any other intrepretation that the council officer maybe incorrectly the house fits into? I wondered if she thought it was rented to DSS tenants or such like and if there were different rules there? It is really bizarre and she wont give me any more information (apart from telling I will be fined if I dont comply)